500grams of butter ( room temperature)
1 cup of castor sugar
1tablespoon Vanilla essence
4 cups of selfraising flour
2 & 1/2 cups of fine coconut
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
2 sticks of cinnamon
2 cups of icing sugar
+- 4 tbsp of milk
1 drop of pink food coloring
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
First do your coconut filling , in a small pot or saucepan , add the coconut , sugar , water and cinnamon and cook on medium heat for about ten minutes or until all the sugar and water has dissolved. Add vanilla essence , stir , and set aside to allow mixture to cool .
With electric mixer whisk the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes till it’s light and creamy , add the egg and vanilla essence and whisk for a further 2 minutes . Now add all the flour and mix it in with your hand till a dough forms . Do not be tempted to add more flour , this is a very soft dough . Cover with clingwrap and chill in fridge for an hour . On a floured surface roll out the dough to a 1 cm thickness , cut out with flour cookie cutter or round cookie cutter , make sure you dip the cookie cutter into some flour to prevent from sticking to dough . Butter/ grease your pan , this should be the hertzoggie pan or shell pan .
Next spoon enough coconut mix on biscuit dough and pat it down to make it level , about 2 teaspoons .
Now bake in a preheated oven on a 180 degrees for 10-12 minutes only .
Take out to cool . You will get about 50 biscuits from this dough . Set aside and allow to cool a bit . Take biscuits from the pan using a butter knife .
For the icing , mix the icing , vanilla essence and milk until you get a almost stiff like icing . Divide the icing into two small bowls . In the one you add the pink food coloring and stir well . In the other bowl of icing add the cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of milk and stir till well combined . As seen on picture . Spoon a half a teaspoons worth on each half side of the biscuit on top of the coconut . Allow the icing to run level . Allow to set .
Tip -test your icing by topping one Biscuit first if your icing runs over just add a little more icing sugar and stir well and start again .